Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)

What’s new with the CCV?

July 20-22, Augsburg hosted the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference. Each year this conference brings together our Lutheran college colleagues to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.

June 8-10, Augsburg hosted middle school and high school youth for a Collaborative Urban Vacation Bible School. See a video of highlights created by one of the leaders.

This summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) was held June 14-19, 2015, and featured a theme of The End of the World As We Know It?

Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World

The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College discern their life purpose in service to the world.

The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg College from 1938-1962:

  • Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
  • Diversity strengthens vital communities.
  • Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
  • The love of Christ draws us to God.
  • We are called to service in the world.

Learn about Vocation at Augsburg College in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Director.